How long does it take to get a permit?

Permits are processed in the order they were received. Processing is also affected by the current work load of city staff since there is a natural fluctuation in the number of permits we are receiving on a daily basis. Therefore, turn-around times are subject to change without notice. Please allow ample time for review PRIOR to beginning your project. 

  • Commercial permits take approximately 2-3 weeks. 
  • All other commercial permits take approximately 3-5 business days
  • Residential permits that require a plan review (i.e. garages, additions, decks, remodeling, etc.) take approximately 1-2 weeks. 
  • Residential "over-the-counter" permits will be issued within 1-2 business days (i.e. roofing, siding, windows, appliance replacement, etc.)
  • Note: Projects that involve a variance or other land use requirements may require additional time for review.

To help expedite permit processing, please review the following permit requirement webpages to ensure your application and submittal documents are complete prior to permit submission:

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1. What is a building permit?
2. How long does it take to get a permit?
3. Do I need a permit to build a shed?
4. What good does a permit do?
5. Should I take the permit out for my contractor?
6. When is a permit not required?
7. How do I apply for an electrical permit?
8. Do I need a permit for a fence?
9. How long is my permit valid?